TITLE

Pandora's Progeny: Ethical Issues in Assisted Human Reproduction

AUTHOR(S)
de S. Cameron, Ntgel M.
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
Family Law Quarterly;Fall2005, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p745
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the ethical issues in assisted human reproduction. The U.S. has no federal legislation that directly addresses the issues related to assisted reproductive technology (ART). The U.S. President's Council on Bioethics, appointed by U.S. President George W. Bush in 2001, has addressed the questions related to ethics and policy in a recent, wide-ranging report titled "Reproduction and Responsibility: The Regulation of the New Biotechnologies." This report thoroughly considers the well-being of children born as a result of such procedures, citing a number of goods and ideas that are at stake. Issues raised by in vitro fertilization have recently come to light as a result of the focus in recent debate on the use of supernumerary embryos for purposes of research. A flood of stories highlighting the use of ART by infertile couples and the ethical challenges involved have suggested that in vitro fertilization may be the next issue in the debate about abortion. The development of ART has now gone beyond the original goal of helping certain infertile couples to have children.
ACCESSION #
19935604

 

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